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Noun
Plural for a person employed to secretly obtain information on an enemy or competitor
“The locals feared he was a German spy, and the government forced him to leave.”
Noun
Plural for a person who is watching someone, something, or an area
“It would have perhaps have been manned by a spy on the lookout for danger from raiders or angry rebellions.”
Noun
Plural for a police officer who looks for evidence as part of solving a crime
Noun
Plural for a person who violates their allegiance
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Noun
Plural for one who eavesdrops
Noun
Plural for one who enquires
Noun
Plural for a lookout (person who keeps watch)
Noun
Plural for secret agent
Noun
Plural for the act of keeping watch over an area by traveling around it
Verb
To keep a secret watch on someone
“The chips transmit signals and civil liberties groups fear the technology could eventually be used to spy on consumers.”
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To search around, or look out, for something
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“I walked down to the hillock by the roadside that particular Sunday after tea, to admire the view and to spy for possible deer.”
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To notice, especially by careful observation
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“I strongly recommend you pick up the book to read should you spy a copy on someone's bookshelf.”
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To secretly listen in on the conversations of others
“Why spy on their conversation? Or was it an accident? Had he simply been gardening and accidentally overheard them?”
Verb
To work or carry out activities as a spy
“Sights like that were rare, even in his profession, but made putting his life on the line to spy for his country even more worthwhile.”
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To look or stare at someone or something, especially intently
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Look quickly or furtively
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To investigate or meddle in a matter, especially the private affairs of others
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To investigate or snoop around in someone else's business
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